For 18 days during the Southern Hemisphere spring of 1997, a NASA-launched Canadian satellite called RADARSAT collected pieces of a puzzle that will help scientists study the most remote and inaccessible part of the earth -- Antarctica. Scientists have now put the puzzle pieces together to form the first high-resolution radar map of the mysterious frozen continent. With detail to the point of picking out a research bungalow on an iceburg, this new map has answered scientist's questions about the icy continent, and has also raised new questions about strange and fascinating features never seen before.
Reviewer:Jim in Elyria Ohio
April 3, 2005 Subject:
I think the scale of what is being covered is too great for the run time of the piece. You lose perspective very quickly.
January 17, 2005 Subject:
A Real Grabber!
This piece is astounding. The problem is that it's so blasted short. I wish it could have been much longer. I was so engrossed in it that it was over before I even knew it. Parents: If your kids are studying geography in school, download this picture and show it to them. In fact, I would recommend this film for anyone with even a passing interest in Antarctica. It's truly a land of mystery.
August 4, 2004 Subject:
Surprisingly easy sit through tour of Antarctica. I was quite engrossed at the animation and the "we won't waste your time" narration. The film offers an excellent education on just how barren the whole thing is.